The Hyderabad Police on Monday arrested the main accused Anil Kumar in the rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl in the city.
The girl's body was found in a ditch near her house on Sunday. The accused is a habitual offender who had been released from prison just days back.
The accused has been caught on CCTV camera, just moments before he committed the heinous crime.
"I have not seen him before. She was playing in the evening and that man was also there. He looked fine and I initially thought his intention was not bad but later the man took her away and when we realised that she is not there everyone called up the police," the victim's mother said.
The accused took away the girl, a class III student, from near a toddy shop on Saturday evening where she was with her mother, after luring her to buy some chocolates and chips.
He then allegedly raped the minor and brutally killed her by smashing the girl's head with a boulder on Saturday night, Bollarum police station Sub-Inspector M Satish Kumar had said.